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>> pelley: tonight, damning testimony in the penn state sex abuse scandal. asy tonight coach mike mcqueary gives a graphic eyewitness account of how jerry sandusky allegedly molested a young boy. armen keteyian was in the courtroom. mark strassmann reports the death of a member of a florida a&m marching band has been ruled a homicide by hazing. seth doane on a plan to save endangered tigers in the world that appears to be working. and "on the road" with steve hartman. how a secret santa changed a man's life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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scott's on assignment i'm bob schieffer. new information in the penn state sex abuse scandal. we got the first detailed account of what an eyewitness says he saw when he walked in on a naked penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky and a young boy in a football locker room. details he says that he reported to school athletic officials and coach joe paterno. the lurid testimony came from assistant coach mike mcqueary at a hearing in a packed pennsylvania courtroom. our investigative correspondent armen keteyian has the story. >> reporter: in a clear, commanding voice, mcqueary said he entered a small football facility locker room on a friday night in march, 2002, to hear rhythmic slapping sounds coming from a nearby shower. glancing in a bathroom mirror near his locker he told a packed court he saw jerry standing behind a boy he believed to be ten to 12 years old. turning to get a better look,
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mcqueary testified seeing jerry molesting the boy, having some kind of intercourse with him. at that point mcqueary said he slammed his locker shut to announce his presence and stepped within six feet of the shower. he continued that the two were four to five feet apart. they turned so their bodies were totally looking at me. they looked directly at my eyes. mcqueary said he left without a word, believing he had stopped the incident. the next morning, on the advice of his father, he went to see the school's head coach joe paterno. "i told him i saw jerry with a young boy and it was sexual in nature," he testified. "did you use terms like "sodomy or intercourse" asked the prosecutor? "no, answered mcqueary. out of respect for coach paterno. he was shocked and saddened. paterno slumped back in his chair, he said i'm sorry you had to see that, you did the absolute right thing. i know it was difficult for you to come here and tell me this." paterno contacted athletic director tim curley.
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about ten days later he and school vice president gary schulz questioned mcqueary about the incident. both men are charged with lying to a grand jury about the seriousness of what mcqueary told them about the alleged sexual assault. mcqueary "no question in my mind i conveyed to them i saw jer write a boy in the showers and it was severely sexual acts and it was wrong and over the line." in a relentless 70-minute cross-examination, defense attorneys for curley and schulz tested mcqueary's memory time and time again searching for inconsistencies, repeatedly asking why he never went to the police. mcqueary responded that he went to that he thought he was talking to the police when he spoke with schulz, the supervisor of campus police. attorney tom farrell represents schulz whoup is vise it had campus police. >> he would have told the police. >> reporter: but in the end, prosecutor marc costanzo said the state made its case in large part thanks to an unflappable
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mcqueary. >> mike mcqueary told all of you in open court today what he said how specific he was, who he told it to and what he believed was going to happen. >> reporter: in fact, late this afternoon judge william wenner ruled there was probable cause that a crime was committed. both schulz and curley are headed to trial on perjury charges. >> schieffer: thanks, armen. now to a scandal at another university, florida a&m. the medical examiner has ruled the death of the member of a marching band was a homicide-- a homicide by hazing. mark strassmann is on that story. >> reporter: robert champion, a healthy 26-year-old college band drum major, was dead within an hour after he was hazed last month on a band bus. the report revealed champion had extensive contusions of his chest, arms, shoulder and back and blunt force trauma from his hazing attack made his body hemorrhage and go into shock. he bled to death internally. ruling his death a homicide
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means his hazers could be charged with murder. >> you just kind of wonder what kind of people are these people that are doing this? >> reporter: pam and robert champion, sr., the drum mayor's parents, have been demanding full prosecution to send a clear message about hazing. >> the one that put his hand on him, did the beating, should be dealt with harshly. >> reporter: champion's death spotlight add systemic 40-year history of hazing within florida a&m's famed marching band. physical abuse including beatings of fists and objects were part of initiations into band's subcultures that even the band's director compared to gangs. dr. julian white, the band's director, is now on paid leave. he says band members told him right after the attack that a number of them had repeatedly punched champion in a hazing ritual. did he run a gauntlet on the bus? >> that's what i'm told. that the initiation was running
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the gauntlet from the front of the bus to the back of the bus. >> reporter: on monday, the school's board of trustees will vote whether to suspend school president. hundreds of students there have demonstrated for him to stay, but, bob, that vote comes as a hazing death has turned into a homicide investigation. >> bob: thanks, marc. the chicago bears cut wide receiver sam herd today, two days after his arrest on drug dealing charges. he appeared in federal court and was later released after posting $100,000 bond. herd is accused of selling cocaine and marijuana. he was arrested after he allegedly tried to buy supplies from an undercover agent. the securities and exchange commission filed civil fraud charges today against two former c.e.o.s and form other ex-officials of fannie mae and freddie mac, the mortgage giants. they're accused of misleading investors about risky mortgage loans. wyatt andrews, now, with that.
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>> reporter: they were two of the most important players in the subprime mortgage meltdown. according to the s.e.c., richard syron, then c.e.o. of freddie mac and daniel mudd former chief of fannie mae committed fraud, misleading investors on the risks they were taking in subprime mortgages and down playing the hundreds of billions put at risk, all of it backed by taxpayer guarantees. robert khuzami is the chief of enforcements at the s.e.c.. >> fanny, freddie and their executives sought to maintain the illusion that the business involved minimal and manageable credit risk. >> reporter: for example, in 2007 with fanny aggressively buying subprime loans and with congress concerned about taxpayer losses, the s.e.c. says mudd gave the house a low ball figure he knew was fault. >> as a result, our exposure was minimal, less than 2.5% of our book. >> reporter: s.e.c. documents
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say fannie's exposure was higher by tens of billions and closer to 5%. one year later in 2008 the s.e.c. says the hidden risk was enormous, that freddie held almost $250 billion in subprime but disclosed six billion. fannie held around $110 billion in subprime but disclosed eight. both former c.e.o.s said in statements they never misled congress or investors. syron said his reports held no shortage of meaningful disclosures and called the charges fatally flawed. mudd's statement blamed politics saying his reports were government reviewed and approved this is a major prosecution for the s.e.c. which claims to be targeting people who caused the health down but which hasn't brought one case against executives at lehman brothers, merrill lynch, bear stearns or a.i.g. still three years after the meltdown fraud charges against the c.e.o.s of both fanny and freddie were as big as it gets.
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>> schieffer: in sioux city, iowa, last night, the republican presidential candidates held their last debate before the iowa caucuses not many sparks at this one but when front-runner newt gingrich trying to correct michele bachmann at one point she sort of gave him what-for. >> i think it's outrageous that you can't to say over and over through the debate that i don't have my facts right when as a matter of fact i do. i'm a serious candidate for president of the united states and my facts are accurate. >> schieffer: a lot of people in politics were talking about this today and our political director jon dickerson was at the debate last night. john, at lot of attention to that comeback. but do you think it will make much difference if the long run here? >> reporter: well, michele bachmann was responding not just to the charge he had her facts wrong but to gingrich's repeated back hand treatment of her.
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remember, a week ago he said she was factually challenged. atedd been pressing him on whether he was sufficiently against abortion rights and his $1.6 million payout from freddie mac. one clearly got under his skin sand usually male politicians react with a little bit more delicacy when it comes to female opponents. they're worried about losing the women's vote and for gingrich that's a particular problem, polls show. >> schieffer: what do you think at this point now? no more debates until the caucuses. who do you think is in the best position now? >> well, we've seen in iowa that newt gingrich is at the top of the polls and after this debate he was probably... probably he had a bad moment at first, he certainly flaundered when talking about freddie mac and his position there or hi payout from them but then he reminded voters why he's the one to take the fight to barack obama. mitt romney showed he was polished, knew his facts, kept his fire trained on the president. but there were strong moments for all the other candidates
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running which means, bob, for the two-thirds of iowa voters who say they haven't made up their mind after this debate, that's probably still true. >> schieffer: thank you very much, john. this program note: newt gingrich will be our guest this sunday on fay tae. the threat of a government shutdown appears to be over. today the house finally approved a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded through september of next year. the senate is expected to pass it tomorrow but don't expect much else this year. republicans and democrats both said today they are no closer to a deal to extend the payroll tax cut. a federal investigation finds seattle police used excessive force. what's being done to protect tigers in the wild and the question a brave young marine asked the first lady when the "cbs evening news" continues. ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole.
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hey put the knife down! put the knife down! >> reporter: five shots were fired. williams was killed. he carried a knife because he was a native american wood carver-- like his brother rick. >> some people are blinded, i guess, by the bad. this is my 50th year carving. it would have been john's 50th year carving. >> reporter: although the williams shooting was found to be unjustified, the officer was not charged. eventually he did resign. it's one of the incidents u.s. attorney jenny durkan said was reviewed in their investigation. they found police in seattle were often too quick to use force. >> we found in our... the cases we reviewed that when officers used force it was done in an unconstitutional and excessive manner nearly 20% of the time. >> reporter: between 2009 and 2011 there were several other beating incidents captured on surveillance and patrol car video causing a public outcry. federal officials said the
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incident showed poor training and supervision in the seattle department. >> police officers are taught to win fights, but they're not taught how to avoid them. >> reporter: the federal report found that more than 50% of the incidents of excessive force in seattle involve minorities. the report says that raises serious concerns about the perception of discriminatory policing that this city must now address. >> schieffer: thank you very much, john. baseball's home run king was ntenced today to a month of house arrest for obstruction of justice. federal prosecutors wanted the judge to send barry bonds to prison for 15 months for lying to a grand jury about steroids. bonds is appealing the sentence but since he lives in a 15,000 square food mansion in beverly hills, if the sentence stands he still won't be all beverly hills, if the sentence stands he still won't be all that... the secret lives of tigers.
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how these cats are living in the wild.
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believe but tigers have become so endangered that there are more tigers living in captivity than the wild. some of them live in a massive wildlife refuge spread across the border of burma and thailand where they are getting the chance to thrive. we have some rare pictures tonight that show them as they have never been seen. here's seth doane. >> reporter: this remarkable
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video taken by cameras hidden deep in the jungles of thailand shows indo chinese tigers as they're rarely seen. the footage was made available only to cbs news by the wildlife conservation society-- the w.c.s. >> the first time technology has gotten videos on these cameras so we're watching the behavior of the animals as well. >> reporter: elizabeth bennett is with the w.c.s. which runs new york city's bronx zoo. there she spoke with us about the laser-triggered camera traps that captured these images. >> these are pictures of tigers behaving naturally completely away from humans. there's no humans anywhere near them. >> reporter: except for poachers who have contributed to a 97% decline in the worldwide tiger population. >> illegal wildlife trade is like water running downhill. you stop in the one place, it will go somewhere else. >> reporter: in the protected zone, the tiger population appears to be holding steady. while it continues its steep
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decline elsewhere. why do you believe these populations are stabilizing? >> because of really good enforcement and patrols in these areas. >> reporter: the thai government has trained 190 park rangers who work in 20 separate patrol teams using g.p.s. and tracking devices to try to prevent poaching. >> this is fabulous. >> reporter: the video shows not just tigers but a clouded leopard, this jungle pig nursing her babies and other animals thought to have disappeared from this area. with a mere 3,200 tigers left in the wild worldwide, the w.c.s. wants to increase poaching patrols. >> we've just got to protect them from being poached in the first place. time's not on our side. >> reporter: this video provides a stunning glimpse of life and a glimmer of hope for a population under threat. seth doane. cbs news, new york. >> schieffer: it takes a special kind of courage to be a marine and at a toys for tots event in washington today, lance corporal
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aaron leeks demonstrated he has it. he asked the wife of the commander in chief for a date. leeks, 20 years old from frederick, maryland, asked michelle obama to accompany them to the marine corps ball. the first lady said she'd just love to but she told leeks he needs to check with her husband, the commander-in-chief. (laughs) his life was changed by a gift he got from a secret santa. on the road with steve hartman coming up next.
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>> schieffer: it's beginning to look a lot like... well, you know how thaw goes. but here is a little story to remind us what this time of year is supposed to be about. a story that steve hartman found on the road in pennsylvania. >> reporter: whether you believe in santa claus or god or fate, no matter what you believe, you're not going to believe what happened in reading, pennsylvania. >> let's go. >> reporter: it began like all the other times. every year i go out with secret santa-- an anonymous businessman who travels the country at christmas time randomly going up to people in bus stations and thrift stores and handing out $100 bills. >> are you lying? >> no, it's true. >> oh, my god! this is crazy!
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>> reporter: although the reactions are priceless, every year he spends sometimes more than $100,000 of his own money on this. >> here's $100. >> reporter: one thing i've always wondered is-- is it really worth it. you don't know what these people are going to do with this money. do you care? >> no. because one of the things that i do is i do not judge. >> reporter: good thing. because separating the naughty from nice... >> this is for you. >> reporter: ...is not his forte. >> i didn't earn that. >> you did earn it. because i can tell you're a good man. >> reporter: a good man. when was the last time you heard that. >> maybe, like... i don't know. >> reporter: 30-year-old thomas coattes is a total deadbeat-- at least by most accounts. including his own. ♪ i wish i was special... >> reporter: addicted to heroine he recently hocked his own son's toys for drug money.
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that's how bad it is. >> i haven't worked in over a year. i spent so much time in and out of treatment facilities. >> reporter: why his girlfriend hasn't left him and taken their son is a mystery-- even to her. but she is now running out of patience-- which is why the night before we met him during yet another one of their many money fights she suggested he try something radical. she said "maybe you can shoot a prayer up to god real quick. i know you don't really believe in him, but maybe you can start." and so he did pray. for the first time since childhood. >> take it, it's for you. take it, take it. >> reporter: then out of the blue this saint shows up slipping hundreds into his hand. you could almost see the wheels turning. that kind of kindness from a total stranger the day after he prayed... >> you're my man. >> reporter: it was too much of a coincidence for this atheist
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to bear. >> it's amazing! >> that, to me, was a miracle. that was god saying "all right, have you had enough now?" i'm going to show you something so it's up to me. >> reporter: after meeting secret santa, thomas checked himself into a treatment facility and although he's done it before he says this will be the first time with a higher power at the helm. >> maybe that gave him the hope that he needs to break his addiction. and maybe that will be the turning point that it changes his life and maybe he won't go back. now, wouldn't that be worth it? >> reporter: every penny. steve hartman, "on the road" in reading pennsylvania. >> schieffer: that's the news. scott will be back on monday. i'm bob schieffer, cbs news, in new york. see you sunday with newt gingrich on "face the nation." g
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this is 9news now. dramatic testimony in a pennsylvania courtroom today. the penn state sex abuse scandal. the focus, what penn state administrators knew and when they knew it. the key witness, mike mcquery, that young coach who says he witnessed jerry sandusky raping a boy in a football locker room shower. scott broom was there for the disturbing and graphic testimony. >> mike mcquery testified he was shocked not thinking straight and distraught after he saw former coach, jerry sandusky raping a boy in a locker room shower in 2002. i believed jerry was having sexual intercourse with him, mcquery testified, saying he was witnessing something he didn't want to see and didn't want to be part of. mcquery said when he told penn state coach, joe paterno the next mo

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